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sideline three to welker and it is a catch. next sunday, regional action, raiders and the cowboys on thursday. next sunday we will wrap up the holiday with the likes of the undefeated indianapolis colts taking on the houston texans, all beginning with the guys back in the studio. phil: you know we talked about darrelle revis and randy moss. i know moss caught a touchdown but overall revis has had an outstanding day covering him one-on-one. jim: brady down to the 20-yard line. that is welker with yet another catch. that one is for 12. cole on the coverage. 301 receptions with new england.
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most in nfl history in the first 40 games with a new team, including 14 catches today. that is a career-high. brady, five away from 300 yards. edelman with a move. what a move he makes! picked up six. phil: i think what they were trying to do is fake the short screen pass to edelman and wants to throw it deep down the field. it sent open. tom brady reloads, gets it to edelman and what a job picking up the first down. jim: we would like to welcome those of you joining us now. tom brady and the patriots at
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the 14-yard line leading by 10. here is the give to maroney. he is down to the 11. brady with that last completion, just tied bledsoe for the franchise record, five straight 300-yard games. that is one off tying the nfl record of six consecutive. want to tell those of you expecting to see "60 minutes" that you are watching the nfl on cbs. patriots have not scored in this second half. they led 24-0. maroney goes ahead. they will say the knee is down about a half of a yard shy. fine game by maroney.
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phil: what a job up front. you know when you see offensive linemen stuck to those defensive guys, that gives the running back that opportunity. lawrence maroney running hard. jim: brady trying to sneak it across and unable to do so. patriots touchdowns today, one by the defense. leigh bodden with a run back of a sanchez pass, maroney on a run and brady on a throw to moss. phil: pretty good, quick snap by tom brady. tried to get it in there. once he is up, david harris --
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jim: they will do it again. still driving. pile being pushed. they still mark him short. phil: boy, that time i thought he got in. the initial surge was pretty good. here we go from the side. does the football break the plain? i thought the initial surge was a lot better. jim: the second surge might have gotten there but they basically gave them no gain. we have maroney lined up in the i as the tailback. maroney is in for the touchdown. phil: it is the time off of the clock too on that drive.
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green-ellis with a good lead block. really nobody there to even defend against the run by lawrence maroney. they were playing the quarterback sneak one more time on the defensive side. jim: gostkowski makes it 31-14. patriots with 17 points off of four sanchez interceptions and lead it by 17 with 5:00 to play. this is tracy palmer and this is her restrictive calling circle.
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run back by clowny. still going. works it out to the 35-yard line. maroney thanking the offensive line. excuse me. when you get a minute, can -- ( ding ) ( grunt, shattering glass ) when you get a minute. ( ding ) not too heavy, not too light. bud light. ( ding ) the difference is drinkability.
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jim: just a reminder that "60 minutes" will be seen in its entirity following the game expect on the west coast where it will be on at its regularly scheduled time. that is jones, twisting for almost 10. phil: well, at 31-14, you still play with caution if you are the new york jets. of course you want to win the game but there is no use putting your quarterback in position to make another mistake.
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jim: this is for four more. phil: you talk about the jets, they came into the game. i know brian shodenheimer and rex ryan was hope to get sanchez off to a good start. it did not work that way but he rallied jim: swings it over to richardson. they wanted to get him off to a good start. he talked about being in command. he had that early pick. this one here by bodden that was run back for the touchdown. bodden would get him two more times. there is jones. phil: you have to give this
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jim: well, we are back with the jets driving. jones for another quick 14. jones adding to his total here late in the game. he has run hard all game long. he is close to 100 now. 20 for 94. no, he is over it. sanchez from behind and a recovery by the patriots. stripped and recovered by burgess.
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phil: pump faking and let the receiver get the extra move in. that was a long time to hold the football. that is a shame for mark sanchez. keller was open over the middle, but it just took too long. you think the patriots did not miss him last week? he goes out with an injury, not able to rush peyton manning. when he was in there earlier in the game, he did have success, too. goes out to san francisco, jim. he is not a big part of their football team. goes back to the patriots. maybe their best pass rusher so far this year. jim: that is maroney out to the 30. tonight cbs beginning with "60 minutes followed by the
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emmy-winning "amazing race" only on cbs tonight. i was talking earlier about the bengals having a chance to close down that division. they allowed the raiders to drive down late, tie it and fumbled just after that. the raiders with seconds to go are set up for the big win. it would be the second stunner of the day with kansas city already surprising the pittsburgh steelers. we could see the raider it is going into thanksgiving off of the big win. and maroney -- of course new england on its way to 7-3. indianapolis, a perfect 10-0. and cincinnati. they will have to hold their breath here on the janikowski field goal try you have to figure that would win it for the
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raiders if he converts. from the patriots standpoint, they have a date with miami a couple of weeks away down in miami. phil: yeah, they do. miami showing how resilient they are, playing without ronnie brown, winning on thursday in carolina. jim, as we have seen every year, do not start predicting too early who will win these division races. jim: you have new orleans next on the patriots schedule. they go on the road and play a nighttime game against an undefeated team. and then at miami, carolina and buffalo. phil: those next two games, at new orleans and then division rival, miami dolphins.
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jim: you can see on your scoreboard, the raiders kicked a field goal with seconds to go. here is brady on third and 7 and picks up the first down. that is welker out to the 41. that is now the best game of a year, total reception-wise, in the league. he was tied before with the dallas clark performance. catch number 15. phil: excellent job. wes welker gets off the line of scrimmage. nobody can hit him. smart football player. knows where the first down is. good timing with tom brady, too. jim: second most in a game in team history. troy brown has the record at 16. we are at the two-minute warning. i remember being at the hospital,
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with four picks here in this game and welker with an amazing performance, 15 catches. phil: who do we talk about first? wes welker, tremendous job today. but what gives them a chance to really proceed and be a big-time factor in the playoffs? we know they probably will be, but i think it is their defensive backs. they keep getting a little better. jim: we have an update. james: hey, jim and phil. with oakland on top. cincinnati, carson palmer trying the hail mary. no time on the clock. up top. hail mary attempt is no good and oakland knocks off cincinnati, 20-17 in regulation. jim: all right. third win of the year for the raiders who will be heading to dallas to play their
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thanksgiving day game right here on cbs. second down and 8. minute and change to go. phil: going back to the point that i was making about the defensive backs, even back to the indianapolis game where people play soft and scared, i thought the patriots challenged them and had success in many parts of the game. their big problem was their defensive linemen. they had too many people missing and couldn't pressure the quarterback. phil: as you watch this game as it goes down, mark sanchez. the jets, i know things are not working out the way they chose. jim: down the field they go, looking for moss. looking for moss and revis. one more little score to try to
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settle there. didn't expect that, did you? phil: let's take one more shot at this match-up. the patriots did not want to hear that somebody covered randy moss. jets did not want to hear it either. for the jets, the playoffs still a possibility. but it is about making strides and getting sanchez better and giving yourself a better opportunity next year. >> time-out, new england. 30-second time-out. jim: scoring-wise for new england today, a defensive contribution by bodden. last play of the first quarter. brady to moss. second quarter. maroney. second half, maroney.
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plus a gostkowski field goal. phil: that is how you get it done with the football team. run the football. they made passes. defense scores for you. four interceptions. jim: moss had five for 34, but it was welker with 15 for 192. cotchery out of bounds at the 22. well, with new england winning and cincinnati losing, san diego winning out west, look at this battle. how it shapes up is the race for the number two and the other first-week bye. surprising loss for the bengals giving up 10 points in the last
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minute out there in oakland. cincinnati and san diego will be takeling on december 20th out west. sanchez to cotchery. he is not going down without a fight. picks up 33 yards and five seconds to go. jets call a time-out for one last throw. rex ryan, all of that talk this week generating tears. wasn't making any apologies last night. he said i am going to be myself. i came here to be a champion. we are going to get it done. i know how passionate i am. people might take it as a sign of weakness, but i believe in myself. phil: i thought the jets came in emotionally ready to play the game. you know, sometimes you are just
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not better than the team you are facing. new england patriots all day long were the better football team. jim: moss comes in here already with a pick on the season. hail mary throw to the end zone, up in the air and falls incomplete. we have a final here, 31-14, new england. patriots keep a two-game division lead over miami with a victory. up next, "60 minutes." phil sims and jim nantz saying so long. you have been watching the nfl on cbs, home of super bowl 44. i got pudding! no way. awww. i'll give you my lunch for a week. get your own. hand it over. larry, i'm your boss.
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>> kroft: last year, medicare paid $50 billion just for doctors and hospital bills during the last two months of a patient's life. that's more than the budget of the department of homeland security or the department of education. it's a perfect example of the costs that threaten to bankrupt us and how hard it's going to be to rein them in. >> denial of death, at some point, becomes a delusion, and we start acting in ways that make no sense whatsoever. and i think that's collectively what we're doing. >> see, they're going to shoot >> see, they're going to shoot this man. >> simon: when "newsweek" reporter maziar bahari was arrested and held by the iranians for 118 days, his interrogator tortured him and threatened him with execution. he was accused of being a media spy, and the fact that he'd been to new jersey didn't help. >> he was fascinated with new jersey. >> simon: why? >> he thought of new jersey as kind of like paradise.
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and then i thought to myself that, "maziar, you're screwed, because these guys are in charge of your life. and they're stupid, they're ignorant." >> 3, 2, 1, action. >> safer: he directed the most& profitable movie ever made, "titanic." and now, james cameron has a new movie coming out called "avatar." it's a wildly ambitious and very expensive 3-d science fiction fantasy that mixes real actors with computer-generated creatures, the sum of which, he believes, will change the movie business forever. >> shut up and fly straight. >> you're not in kansas anymore. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm anderson cooper. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories and andy rooney tonight on "60 minutes."
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most generally, it's having someone you love die badly. >> kroft: and what do you mean by dying badly? >> byock: dying suffering, dying connected to machines. i mean, denial of death, at some point, becomes a delusion, and we start acting in ways that make no sense whatsoever. and i think that's collectively what we're doing. >> kroft: a vast majority of americans say they want to die at home, but 75% die in a hospital or a nursing home. how do so many people end up in
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the hospital? >> dr. elliot fisher: it's the path of least resistance >> kroft: dr. elliott fisher is a researcher at the dartmouth institute for health policy, which did a detailed analysis of medicare records for patients in the last two years of their lives. he says it is more efficient for doctors to manage patients who are seriously ill in a hospital situation. and that there are other incentives that affect the cost and the care patients receive; among them the fact that most doctors get paid based on the number of patients that they see, and that most hospitals get paid for the patients they admit. >> fisher: the way we set up the system right now, primary care physicians don't have time to, you know, spend an hour with you, see how you respond, if they wanted to adjust your medication. so, the... the easiest thing for everybody up the stream is to admit you to the hospital. i think 30% of hospital stays in the united states are probably unnecessary, given what our research looks like. >> kroft: that's a staggering figure. >> fisher: it's a huge amount. >> kroft: and once someone is admitted to the hospital, fisher says, they're likely to be seen
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by a dozen or more specialists, who will conduct all kinds of tests, whether they're absolutely essential or not. >> meredith snedeker: they did x-rays, they did blood work-up, they did lung capacity tests. >> kroft: meredith snedeker's 85-year-old mother spent her last two months shuttling between a nursing home and community hospital in new jersey, suffering from advanced heart and liver disease. dorothy glas was a former nurse who had signed a living will expressing her wishes that no extraordinary measures be taken to keep her alive, but that didn't stop a legion of doctors from conducting batteries of tests. >> snedeker: i can't tell you all the tests they took, but i do know that she saw over 13 specialists. >> kroft: what kind of specialists? >> snedecker: neurological, gastroenterologists. they... she even saw a psychiatrist because they said she was depressed. and she told the psychiatrist, "of course, i'm depressed, i'm dying." >> kroft: when we reviewed the medical records, we discovered that there weren't 13 specialists who attended to her mother; there were 25, each of whom billed medicare separately.
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the hospital told us that all the tests were appropriate, and an independent physician who reviewed the case told us it was fairly typical. you think they were running up the bill to make money or ly typ. you think they were running up the bill to make money or running up the bill, or giving giving her all these tests because they really thought it might help her, or to cover their... or to cover their...? >> snedecker: i think it's... it's more to cover... >> kroft: ...to cover their rear? >> snedecker: yeah, to cover their rear. >> kroft: among the tests conducted was a pap smear, which is generally only recommended for much younger women, not an octogenarian who is already dying of liver and heart disease. >> fisher: in medicine, we have turned the laws of supply and demand upside down. >> kroft: what do you mean? >> fisher: supply drives its own demand. if you're running a hospital, you have to keep that hospital full of paying patients, in order to... you know, to meet your payroll, in order to keep the... you know, pay off your bonds. >> kroft: so, the more m.r.i. machines you have, the more people are going to get m.r.i. tests? >> fisher: absolutely. >> kroft: there are people that would argue this is great medicine. you get tested for every conceivable, possible malady you might have. >> fisher: often the best care is saying let's see how you do on this particular treatment for a couple of days and... and see
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if you respond, not necessarily doing a lot of tests. the best care may well be staying home with a trial of a new medication, rather than being admitted to a hospital where you can be exposed to a hospital acquired infection. we have a system that rewards much, much more care. >> kroft: in almost every business, cost-conscious customers and consumers help keep prices down. but not with health care, and that's because the customers and consumers who are receiving the care aren't the ones paying the bill. >> david walker: the perverse incentives that exist in our system are magnified at end of life. >> kroft: david walker used to be the government's top accountant, the head of the government accountability office, the g.a.o. he now heads the peter g. peterson foundation, which is a strong advocate for reducing government debt. he says that 85% of the health care bills are paid by the government or private insurers, not by patients themselves. in fact, most patients don't even look at the bills. does that make any sense?
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most things you buy, you have... the customer has some impact. >> walker: we have a system where everybody wants as much as they can get, and they don't understand the true cost of what they're getting. the one thing that could bankrupt america is out-of- control health care costs, and if we don't get them under control, that's where we're headed. >> kroft: with end-of-life care, there are also delicate cultural and political considerations. patients, with their families' support, want to cling to life, and it is often easier to hope for a medical miracle than to discuss how they want to die. >> byock: hey, charlie. i want you to meet somebody. how you doing? >> kroft: charlie haggart is 68 years old and suffering from liver and kidney failure. he wants a double-transplant, which would cost about $450,000, but doctors have told him he's currently too weak to be a candidate for the procedure. at a meeting with charlie's family and his doctors, dr. byock raised the awkward question of what should be done
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if charlie got worse, and his heart or lungs were to give out. he said that all of the available data showed that c.p.r. very rarely works on someone in charlie's condition, and that it could lead to a drawn-out death in the i.c.u. >> byock: either way you decide, we will honor your choice, and... and that's... that's the truth. should we do c.p.r. if your heart were to suddenly stop? >> charlie haggart: yes. >> byock: you'd be okay with being in the i.c.u. again? >> haggart: yes. >> byock: i know it's an awkward conversation. >> haggart: it beats second place. ( laughter ) >> kroft: you don't think it makes any sense? >> byock: it wouldn't be my choice. it's not what i advise people. at the present time, it's their
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right to request it and... >> kroft: and medicare has to pay? >> byock: and medicare pays for it. >> kroft: when it comes to expensive, high-tech treatments with some potential to extend life, there are few limitations. by law, medicare cannot reject any treatment based upon cost. it will pay $55,000 for patients with advanced breast cancer to receive the chemotherapy drug avastin, even though it extends life only an average of a month and a half. it will pay $40,000 for a 93- year-old man with terminal cancer to get a surgically implanted defibrillator, if he happens to have heart problems, too. >> byock: i think you cannot make these decisions on a case- by-case basis. it would be much easier for us to say "we simply do not put defibrillators into people in this condition," meaning your age, your functional status, the... the ability to make full benefit of... of the defibrillator. now, that's... again, that's going to outrage a lot of people and it's... >> kroft: but you think that should happen? >> byock: i think, at some point, it has to happen. >> kroft: well, this is a version, then, of pulling grandma off the machine? >> byock: you know, i have to say, i... i think that's
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offensive. i... i mean, i just... i spend my life in service of affirming life. i really do. and to say we're going to pull grandma off the machine by not offering her liver transplant or... or her fourth cardiac bypass surgery or something is... is really just scurrilous. and it's certainly scurrilous when we have 46 million americans who are uninsured. >> walker: every other major industrialized nation but the united states has a budget for how much taxpayer funds are allocated to health care. because they've all recognized that you could bankrupt your country without it. >> kroft: so, you're talking about rationing? >> walker: listen, we ration now; we just don't ration rationally. there's no question that there's going to have to be some form of rationing. let me be clear: individuals and employers ought to be able to
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spend as much money as they want to have things done, but when you're talking about taxpayer resources, there's a limit as to how much resources we have. >> kroft: but if recent history is any guide, rationing has become the third rail of american politics, even though dr. elliot fisher says we already limit health care based on income and whether people have insurance. after analyzing medicare records for end-of-life treatment, he's convinced that there is so much waste in the present system that, if it were eliminated, there would be no need to ration beneficial care to anyone. multiple studies have concluded that most patients and their families are not even familiar with end-of-life options and things like living wills, home hospice, and pain management. >> fisher: the real problem is that many of the patients who are being treated aggressively, if you ask them, they would prefer less aggressive care. they would prefer to be cared for at home, they'd prefer to go to hospice, if they were given a choice. but we don't adequately give them a choice. >> kroft: at some point, most doctors know that a patient's not likely to get better. >> fisher: absolutely. >> kroft: and after you've run
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through all the choices, then... >> fisher: sometimes, there's... there's a good conversation; often, there's not. you know, patients are left alone to sort of figure it out themselves. >> kroft: that's what meredith snedeker says happened to her mother. though she received $40,000 worth of care in her last two months of life, not one of her 25 doctors sat down with dorothy glas and her family and discussed how she wanted to die. marcia klish might have lingered for quite some time in the intensive care unit at dartmouth-hitchcock. but dr. byock and his team had a number of meetings with her closest friend, barbara menchin. she said klish would not want to be kept alive on machines if there was no meaningful hope of recovery. it was decided the doctors would not try to resuscitate her if her condition worsened, which it soon did. >> byock: her heart has just flipped into a rhythm that doesn't allow it to beat effectively. >> kroft: she died a few moments later. >> byock: this is a hard time in
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human life, but it's just a part of life. collectively, as a culture, we really have to acknowledge that we're mortal, get over it, and start looking at what a healthy, morally robust way for people to die looks like. >> kroft: after we finished this story, we received word that charlie haggart, the patient who was hoping for a liver and kidney transplant, died this week at a hospital in vermont. his brother said charlie's condition had deteriorated so much that the family decided that no attempts to resuscitate him would be made. >> cbs money watch update sponsored by prescription >> reporter: good evening. "new moon," the sequel to the vampire movie "twilight," took in $141 million, the third best opening weekend ever.
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>> simon: when mahmoud >> simon: when mahmoud ahmadinejad was declared the victor in iran's presidential election in june, all hell broke loose. millions of iranians claimed that the vote had been rigged. the world watched as they took to the streets, posing the most serious threat to the islamic republic since it came into being. but the regime struck back and silenced anyone who dared speak out. tonight, you'll hear from a witness to it all: iranian- canadian filmmaker and "newsweek" reporter maziar bahari, who was held by the revolutionary guard for 118 days. when he was released, they warned him never to talk about his imprisonment, or else! but last week, he spoke to us anyway and gave us a rare
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insight into what's going on in iran today. his ordeal is the cover story of "newsweek," which comes out tomorrow. peaceful demonstrations turned into riots when paramilitary members of the revolutionary guards, called the basij, came on motorcycles, wielding rifles and batons. they laid into the crowd. journalists were banned from being anywhere near the demonstrations, so people stole images with cell phones and beamed them to the rest of the world. it was to become the youtube revolution. the violence-- you'd never seen anything like that? >> maziar bahari: never. i always had a very scary image of the revolutionary guards in my head, but i didn't know how far they could go. >> simon: maziar bahari took the risk of shooting these pictures, which, more than anything else, would later get him into trouble with the regime. he filmed a group of demonstrators attacking a base of the basij, that paramilitary
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branch of iran's powerful revolutionary guard. they're throwing rocks? >> bahari: they're throwing rocks. they're throwing molotov cocktails. >> simon: that was a molotov cocktail right into the building. >> bahari: exactly. >> simon: the demonstrators just keep on... keep on going. >> bahari: that's it. >> simon: that's the basij firing? >> bahari: that's the basij firing into people. see, they are going to shoot this man. >> simon: he's been shot. >> bahari: he's been shot now. >> simon: did they kill him? >> bahari: he was killed, yes. he's telling me that they killed five people. >> simon: days later, bahari watched as iran's most powerful man, ayatollah khamenei, accused the foreign media of fomenting the unrest. the supreme leader warned the
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demonstrators, if they continued protesting, they would be crushed. this was in his friday sermon? >> bahari: friday sermon, yes. >> simon: which was broadcast throughout the nation? >> bahari: exactly. >> simon: bahari had no idea that he, too, would be vulnerable. he'd been an accredited journalist in iran for 12 years and was an internationally acclaimed filmmaker. his reputation: telling both sides of the story. they certainly knew that you were a fair journalist writing fair and balanced reports. >> bahari: yes, but they don't like fairness; to them, you have to be either with them or against them. you cannot see shades of gray; you have to see the world in black and white. >> simon: early one morning, two days after khamenei's speech, four agents of the revolutionary guards came knocking on the door of his tehran apartment. >> bahari: and i kind of smelled them before i could see them. they were... there were four of them, and all of a sudden, i was
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smelling sweat and rose water, because many iranian officials, they wear rose water because they don't take shower that much. >> simon: bahari was taken to iran's notorious evin prison, a sprawling modern complex built by the shah. under his rule, and under that of the islamic regime, it became infamous for torture and executions. when bahari was brought to his cell, his blindfold was taken off, and he literally saw the writing on the wall. >> bahari: one was, "help me, god." the second one was, "oh, my god, i repent." and the third one was, "god have mercy on me." >> simon: his first interrogation began almost immediately. >> bahari: my interrogator hit the wall, which i think it was in front of me and... >> simon: he hit the wall? >> bahari: he hit the wall. and he said, "this is the end of your life.
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this is the end for you, mr. bahari, so tell us whatever you know about your activities." >> simon: what did he want to know? >> bahari: he told me that, "we know that you're working for four... at least four intelligence agencies: c.i.a., mossad, mi6, and 'newsweek.'" >> simon: "newsweek" was an intelligence agency? >> bahari: yes. and he said, "we know that 'newsweek' is part of american intelligence apparatus." >> simon: but that wasn't all. his interrogator told bahari that he was their most dangerous detainee in evin prison, and he threatened to execute bahari unless he confessed to being a spy. >> bahari: he told me that i masterminded foreign media in iran. >> simon: you were the mastermind. >> bahari: yes. and he told me that i was telling different people what to do. i was telling, for example, cbs news what to do. i was telling bbc or "new york times" or "time" magazine what to do. at the end, they called me a media spy, and they said you're a media spy because "you sell information to foreigners and
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you get money for it like a spy does." >> simon: when they threatened to execute you, how did they threaten you? what did they say? >> bahari: my interrogator told me that, "one day, we wake you up at 4:00 in the morning"-- that's the time when they carry out the executions in iran-- "and you see the noose in front of you." >> simon: and you had every reason to believe it. >> bahari: yes. i mean, i was scared. when you're in that situation, when you have your blindfold on, when your life is in their hands, and when they've done these things to other people before you, you believe that. >> simon: the threat of execution forced bahari to apologize to the supreme leader and to admit that he was behind what they called "a revolution of color," aimed at overthrowing the regime peacefully, as had been done in some east european countries. so they forced you to confess on television. >> bahari: they did, yes. >> simon: lets have a look at your confession. >> bahari: my name is maziar bahari. i'm a documentary filmmaker and journalist.

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